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Armed Forces Team Building (AFTB)

Armed Forces Team Building (AFTB) on JBLM empowers you through self-development and leadership skills, basic Army knowledge and specialized training, to maximize your personal and professional potential. On other Installations and Garrisons, this program is known as Army Family Team Building (AFTB).

  • AFTB (Level I) Military Knowledge (K) Modules train basic information about the Army: You’ll learn about Army life and how to manage daily challenges by discovering how to decipher Army acronyms, use community resources, attain better financial readiness, and understand the goal and impact of the Army mission on daily life.
  • AFTB (Level II) Personal Growth and Resiliency (G) Modules train personal growth skills: Learn how to improve your personal relationships, communication and stress-management skills. Discover how teams form and grow, how to solve problems, and how to resolve personal conflict. You’ll also learn about Army traditions, customs, courtesies and protocol.
  • AFTB (Level III) Leadership Development (L) Modules train leadership skills: Thrive in the Army and civilian life by expanding leadership skills. You'll learn effective communication techniques and how to mentor others into leadership positions. You’ll understand the different leadership styles, how to run an effective meeting, manage group conflict, and how to be an effective coach. 
  • AFTB improves personal and family preparedness. It enhances overall Army readiness and the ability for America’s Army to adapt to a changing world.

Request Training For Your Organization

All 30 AFTB training modules were designed to be taught independently or in conjunction with one another. Although most classes are usually a minimum of 60 minutes, they may be modified, depending on the audience, to take between 30 to 90 minutes. 

Training requests for 6 or more people are accepted anytime. While most AFTB classes have been developed for military family members, classes are routinely modified to suit the needs of Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists, retirees, and DA civilians. On Joint Base Lewis-McChord, they can also be modified for Air Force units.

To request training, email the AFTB Program Manager

Are You A Certified AFTB Instructor?

We are always seeking Certified AFTB Instructors to join the team! If you are interested in teaching modules on JBLM, please call 253-967-2324.  Applications are also accepted at VMIS through the Army Family Web Portal.